My First Revolution

My First Revolution

In April 2005 I was living in Cuenca, Ecuador, teaching English. I had just graduated college in the United States and was still very new to the place—but there was already a simmering fire about to explode. The President, who was hailed as a courageous defender of...
I Participate

I Participate

Enter into the 21st century via the conduits of binary, Bitcoin, touchscreen narcissism … and remember a world of pastoral calm, of peaceful eras of agrarian lifestyles, the prehistoric simplicity of raw veganism. Recall that you’re sitting in a rapid transit vehicle,...
Falling in love

Falling in love

is the ultimate act of revolution   Love poses a threat to our political system. It is difficult to convince a person who has a lot to live for in their personal relationships to be willing to fight and die for an abstraction such as the State; for that matter, it...
The Revolution of Dignity

The Revolution of Dignity

The dregs of the Maidanistas were still living in the tents, refusing to leave. Wandering among them I found a crucible of utopias… When I was growing up in the 20th century, revolutions seemed significant. At school, the Russian Revolution was everyone’s...
The Next Fissure is only a Spark away

The Next Fissure is only a Spark away

Chris Hedges on the inevitability of revolt. The most important dilemma facing us is not ideological. It is logistical. The security and surveillance state has made its highest priority the breaking of any infrastructure that might spark widespread revolt. The state...